A day after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) indicated it will reinvent itself with a new identity and a new ideology by leaning right, its founder Raj Thackeray met BJP’s leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday, giving rise to talk of a possible tie-up between the two parties. The BJP had lost its long-time ally Shiv Sena soon after the October 2019 state elections, following which the latter brokered a three-party alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress to form a government in Maharashtra.